Avalanche in French Alps kills six people  

Avalanche in French Alps kills six people  
Avalanche in French Alps kills six people   Image: My Good Images

French rescue workers found six bodies after avalanche hit southwest of Mont Blanc in the French Alps 

A major avalanche in the French Alps has resulted in the death of six people.

According to Reuters on Monday, April 10, six bodies have been found by French rescue workers after an avalanche hit the Armancette glacier.  

The rescue operations were conducted in the area around the glacier which is located near the village and ski resort of Les Contamines-Montjoie after the avalanche hit on Sunday, April 9.  

A statement released by Emmanuel Coquand, spokesperson for the Haute-Savoie region said that “The rescue team ended their search because they know of no other missing persons”.  

He further added that “the six had been skiing off-piste, or out of area, when the avalanche struck”.  

Official reports state that the avalanche covered a wide area after it hit at an altitude of 3,500 metres (11,500 feet).  

Coquand has also said that the cause of the avalanche is being investigated, adding that there were no weather warning before it hit the mountain.

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